Medi-Cal is the primary source of health insurance for more than 13 million people in California — a third of the state’s population. The program provides health coverage for low-income children and their parents, pregnant women, seniors, and nonelderly adults, including people with disabilities. For low-income seniors, Medi-Cal also covers services not paid for by Medicare, including nursing home care.
This publication is geared toward those who need a high-level understanding of the program, or those who are looking for a refresher. Topics include:
Who is served by the program?
What is the application process?
How are enrollees covered?
What benefits and services are covered?
What is Medi-Cal managed care? What services are carved out? How is payment structured?